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Old 11-27-20, 10:37 PM
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Lovely tool box lid and display. I need to do that for my few good back saws. Do you do a lot of dovetails with that brass-backed Cosman saw? I have one, but donít do it justice.

I promised my wife when I took up woodworking after retirement 5+ years ago, that I would try to avoid turning it into a tool collection hobby! Mostly successful so far. Man, the Lee Valley tool catalogs are soooo tempting, but thankfully they also have great gardening things for her new hobby.

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The brass backed dovetail saw is a Pete Taran Independence Tools saw made before he sold the business to Lie Nielsen. It is #187 out of several hundred saws that he manufactured. In truth I favor an antique Jackson dovetail saw that has a lovely narrow kerf and is easy to start.
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Old 11-27-20, 11:16 PM
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We inherited 1/2 of my family's beach house in New Hampshire a few years ago. I did some trading with family to get the other half as well. My grandfather built the house in 1950- 51. We had to evict a tenant (squatter) but were finally able to take possession. The house is only 1200 sq/ft but was a complete gut job. The tenant had several animals which she kept locked in the house for days on end. New paint everywhere, new floors throughout, new ceilings, all new furniture, mostly new appliances, everything but the stove , foundation issues fixed. Spent a ton of my retirement stash and there is still a lot to do but we have saved the house for future generations of my family. Here are a couple recent pics from basically the same spot of the "public" area of the house.


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Old 11-28-20, 07:08 AM
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@Sonofamechanic - I twould have to be for a pre-64 M70 or Mauser 98 . There may be one or two Rem. 725's.

I Picked up a US bayonete from the war between the states that will fit my 1873 Trapdoor. with a little work. Not sure I am going to do that or not.
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Awesome stuff! Finding one of those Jeeps in in good shape is pretty tough these days. My dad is a reloader and the amount of ammo and powder in his basement is alarming to say the least. Told him he better hope he doesn't have a house fire.
AND this is a west coast Jeep with absolutely no rust with the exception of what was captured here on the east coast since 2011. Rock chips from the gravel used instead of salt in the Portland area.
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Old 11-28-20, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by SJX426 View Post
@Sonofamechanic - I twould have to be for a pre-64 M70 or Mauser 98 . There may be one or two Rem. 725's.

I Picked up a US bayonete from the war between the states that will fit my 1873 Trapdoor. with a little work. Not sure I am going to do that or not.
! I was following thru to Mauser (brother in law has an older one and my dad gave me a gorgeous Mauser actioned custom 300 (H&H now converted to 300 Remington?...). Anyway thanks for the update!
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Old 11-28-20, 10:31 AM
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I buy lumber, make stuff. Latest and greatest. Still need to add pulls. And take it upstairs.

Brilliant.
The wavy lines work so nicely with the wood grain!
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Old 11-28-20, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post
Brilliant.
The wavy lines work so nicely with the wood grain!
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Thanks man!

You can see from the frames above the dresser I have been doing non-straight lines for quite some time now. I agree, with non-clear wood, which I prefer, I think a non-straight line works well. It is quite a bit more work, but worth it.
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Old 11-28-20, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by iab View Post
Thanks man!

You can see from the frames above the dresser I have been doing non-straight lines for quite some time now. I agree, with non-clear wood, which I prefer, I think a non-straight line works well. It is quite a bit more work, but worth it.
Unfortunately, not being much of a woodworker, the cuts that I intend to be straight look a lot like your stylized ones
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I like the dresser quite a lot, I like the way that you have let the wood "tell" you how it wants to be cut/formed.....much in the same way the sculptor looks into the stone in order to see what is within.
Best, Ben

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Old 11-30-20, 10:51 AM
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@tricky Inspiration for your project. 1975 model, Spotted 2 weeks ago at Kroger.
Oof, such a clean square tail! Love the Alpina wheels too. Thanks for sharing. My current plan is to get it running and driving well and stop the hands of time by cleaning up some rust issues in the floor pans. That said, you know how projects can take on a mind of their own. Repainting it the original Fjord Blue would be so cool, but so much $$$.






Since I made my post, my car had to ride home on a flat bed. It seems like an ignition issue. This pic is giving me some motivation to start digging into it.



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Old 11-30-20, 08:28 PM
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Our old VW camper and the almost-as-old big Dodge that is intended to be built out as its successor. Mechanical work to get it roadworthy recently completed (finally) two years after bringing it home on the day this photo was taken.
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That Dodge should make a pretty big camper. My wife and I have had at least one of each generation of VW camper ('64, '72, '74, '85, '93). Of all of them I think the Vanagon was my favorite to drive, though it was not the most reliable of the bunch. The one that logged the most trouble-free miles was the '74 which, incidentally, is the one that most "experts" said would be the worst - go figure.....
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That Dodge should make a pretty big camper. My wife and I have had at least one of each generation of VW camper ('64, '72, '74, '85, '93). Of all of them I think the Vanagon was my favorite to drive, though it was not the most reliable of the bunch.
"Spacious" is what we had in mind. We've always found the Westy to be kind of cramped and long planned a tall van build but did not want to spend Sprinter/Transit/Promaster money. Cheap and funky appeals to us. Our Vanagon has been pretty reliable; the only breakdown gave us warning and I had a spare alternator aboard. Obligatory C&V content: After I swapped out the alternators in an Alabama parking lot my wife told me she'd never complain about my hoarding again.
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Other than some vintage RC Cars my other money sink is this.. 1967 Beetle

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Other than some vintage RC Cars my other money sink is this.. 1967 Beetle

I love Beetles. I owned a Ď67 as a teenager and a Beetle was on my short list of cars to buy but the 2002 won out. After seeing some of the prices for some of the rarer no longer manufactured parts, maybe I should have bought a Beetle!
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I buy lumber, make stuff. Latest and greatest. Still need to add pulls. And take it upstairs.

The matching tallboy is complete. I'm so done with large furniture for the time being.


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@iab, custom made pulls or did you find those for sale? They're a great match. Nice work on both pieces.
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I love Beetles. I owned a Ď67 as a teenager and a Beetle was on my short list of cars to buy but the 2002 won out. After seeing some of the prices for some of the rarer no longer manufactured parts, maybe I should have bought a Beetle!
I can understand that, i also have a Porsche 914 and the parts can be pricy for that car also.
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I can understand that, i also have a Porsche 914 and the parts can be pricy for that car also.
Ha, the car that had the most potential immediately before the 2002 was a rust free (no hell hole rust in particular) running yellow 914 that was outside Ellensburg but it wasn't roadworthy and the towing cost to bring it over Snoqualmie pass made it too expensive. Let's see a pic of your car.
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@iab, custom made pulls or did you find those for sale? They're a great match. Nice work on both pieces.
Custom. 0.375 x 1.0 bar stock and 0.75 round stock.
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